Author: Waldo Hilary Dunn
Title: English biography
Publisher: London [etc.] : J.M. Dent & sons, limited; New York, E.P. Dutton & co.
Subject (keywords, tags): Biography as a literary form; Autobiography
Beginnings of the biographical impulse: Latin period (690-1066 A.D.) -- The period of transition and preparation (1066-1500) -- English verse lives. -- The period of new beginnings in English (1500-1700) -- The rise of modern English biography - the eighteenth century. -- The rise of English autobiography (1720-1799) -- Biography in the nineteenth century. -- Autobiography in the nineteenth century. -- Problems and tendencies of the present. -- A comparative view. -- English biography as literature. -- In conclusion. -- Appendix: I. Biographical compilations in Latin. II. Biographical compilations in English (to the end of the eighteenth century) III. English autobiographies. IV. Shakespeare in biography. -- Index